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06-30-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,249
Posted By Underground

I think much of what makes a place bike friendly...

I think much of what makes a place bike friendly is a person's feeling towards the environment.

For instance:
- Distance travelled
- Local drivers
- Typical Attitudes experienced
- Available...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By Underground

Snagged one of these recently: ...

Snagged one of these recently:

http://www.rei.com/product/825257/novara-gotham-backpack


So far, I have zero complaints with this item. I formerly used a Timbuk2 messenger bag, but that did...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Underground

I use running shirts when I commute. It made a...

I use running shirts when I commute. It made a huge difference in my ride. I cool off much quicker and it won't hold moisture.

When I do a longer ride, typically to my church, I just toss on a...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,676
Posted By Underground

I buzz mine (#2), but I still get helmet creases...

I buzz mine (#2), but I still get helmet creases in my hair. So I wear a cycling cap under the helmet. Works wonders because it prevents the creases, and also protects from the sun.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,693
Posted By Underground

I have not really had someone slow down and yell...

I have not really had someone slow down and yell at me. I did have a guy yell at me to get on the sidewalk as he went by me at 40mph. Nobody has hung around to yell at me for anything....yet.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,027
Posted By Underground

I have noticed a few things when I drive a...

I have noticed a few things when I drive a vehicle. First off is distance. People think distance is a ton of time being saved. What they don't realize is that at 60mph, a football field is only a...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Underground

If you do want to carry a spare pair, minimalist...

If you do want to carry a spare pair, minimalist shoes are nice (more of the running style). They typically will lay quite flat in a pack.
06-09-13, 05:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,821
Posted By Underground

The almighty fly by like Maverick in Top Gun. ...

The almighty fly by like Maverick in Top Gun. Except it is a big car instead of an F-14 Tomcat, and me on a bike instead of a tower.

After a few of those, I REALLY take my lane now. I've driven...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By Underground

Since we are on backpacks here, anyone have...

Since we are on backpacks here, anyone have experience with either the Timbuk2 Phoenix or the Ospery Momentum 26?
Forum: Commuting
06-07-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,089
Posted By Underground

Steel is nice for comfort, but some don't like...

Steel is nice for comfort, but some don't like having to check for rust spots and use touch up paint.

Aluminum is more worry free, lighter, but has a more harsh ride. In the end it is really up...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,089
Posted By Underground

That is why I am so afraid of those bikes. Being...

That is why I am so afraid of those bikes. Being in Texas, we have a ton of long flats. Even my Trek Transport cargo bike is set up for a more aero position than upright. If I had nothing but...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,089
Posted By Underground

I've been eying the Trek CrossRip Elite lately. ...

I've been eying the Trek CrossRip Elite lately. Fender and rack ready, comes with 32c's as well. Just not a fan of the Sora shifters.
06-06-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By Underground

I know which one I'd take!

I know which one I'd take!
06-06-13, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By Underground

I think a lot has to do with the facilities...

I think a lot has to do with the facilities available. Here in Houston, many of the newer neighborhoods are getting their own walk/bike paths all over (especially in outside the city limits). In my...
05-31-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,308
Posted By Underground

I have also heard of some stores offering...

I have also heard of some stores offering discounts if you use a bike as transportation. I suppose the thought behind it is to not only help the environment, but also cut down on taken parking spots.
05-31-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,308
Posted By Underground

A friend of mine did this with his GSX-R600. ...

A friend of mine did this with his GSX-R600. Forgot he had the disc lock on, BAM...instant carnage. Needed new disc, caliper, and front forks.
03-23-13, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By Underground

My first race, the only thing I paid attention to...

My first race, the only thing I paid attention to is clipping in really fast and holding my line on the start. After that, it was pure fun. Last lap it was a contest between myself and another guy,...
03-22-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By Underground

I'm debating on swapping my HiFi to a 2x10 setup....

I'm debating on swapping my HiFi to a 2x10 setup. Possibly a 38/24.
03-22-13, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,736
Posted By Underground

820 would work. It would at least hold you over...

820 would work. It would at least hold you over until you truly felt you needed to upgrade. Then again, if the trails are very tame, I'm sure the 820 would work great.

On smooth parts of the...
03-22-13, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Underground

It is a 2002 Trek 4500 ...

It is a 2002 Trek 4500
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2002&Brand=Trek&Model=4500&Type=bike#.UUw0NDeHjAM
Retailed $440 brand new back in the day. I'm sure it depreciated...
03-21-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,298
Posted By Underground

My friend has a Trek 3500 from around '05 that he...

My friend has a Trek 3500 from around '05 that he just replaced most of the bearings on. That bike has been through some punishment and still asks for more. The wheels won't even true up anymore,...
03-21-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,161
Posted By Underground

Since I just got back into mountain biking back...

Since I just got back into mountain biking back at the beginning of the 2010 model year, I still have it. It is a Hardrock Sport Disc 29-er. I pulled the stock tires off of it and I currently have...
05-12-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,225
Posted By Underground

Just remember, you can change the rear cassette...

Just remember, you can change the rear cassette on the MTB to give you better ratios as well. That is an affordable alternative.

Oh, and please hit enter a few more times during your post...it...
05-11-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Underground

Enjoy. The BD is one sexy ride. :D

Enjoy. The BD is one sexy ride. :D
05-10-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By Underground

I was going to do the same thing, but for the...

I was going to do the same thing, but for the rotation reasons you listed Roady, I didn't. Now I am thinking about mounting a hinge to a a Thule mount or finding a cheap hub to use.

Now I did...
05-10-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Underground

I am not a big fan of v-brakes on cargo frames. ...

I am not a big fan of v-brakes on cargo frames. I say this because the braking surface is the rim itself. Well on a cargo frame, the load of the bike is on the rear wheel. Slowly removing metal...
05-09-12, 01:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By Underground

I've carried a passenger on the back of the...

I've carried a passenger on the back of the Transport with no big issues. The bike handled it no problem. The passenger was about 160lbs too.
Forum: Texas
05-05-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Underground

Go up near Hempstead, and hop on 359 near 290. ...

Go up near Hempstead, and hop on 359 near 290. It is a long stretch with wide shoulders, plus a good stretch of flat road and some hills. Ride from Business 290 to Brookshire and back again. ...
Forum: Texas
05-05-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,651
Posted By Underground

That Ride Through the Forest and Hills ride is a...

That Ride Through the Forest and Hills ride is a good one. The route coming back from the NE of Coldspring on 1514 is a good series of climbs. Especially after having over 30-miles in your legs. I...
05-02-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By Underground

I dropped a Planet Bike ATB fender on there. I...

I dropped a Planet Bike ATB fender on there. I only had to trim off a small piece of metal, but everything else was insanely easy to install.

The kickstand does stink, but I just load a little...
05-02-12, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Underground

That is awesome. Oh the fun I could have on that...

That is awesome. Oh the fun I could have on that thing! hahaha
05-02-12, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,564
Posted By Underground

I got stopped by a guy who used to live in China....

I got stopped by a guy who used to live in China. He mentioned that longtails are commonplace over there and was very surprised to see one over here. I basically told him that I really like riding...
Forum: Texas
04-28-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,414
Posted By Underground

Here are a few pics of me... ...

Here are a few pics of me...
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt88/NinjaMan2007/2012MS150Sample3.jpg http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt88/NinjaMan2007/2012MS150Sample.jpg
...
Forum: Texas
04-25-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,414
Posted By Underground

See the link in my signature. :) Just in...

See the link in my signature. :)

Just in case they are turned off...I'll add it:
http://trekridermark.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/bp-ms-150-bicycle-ride/
Forum: Texas
04-25-12, 04:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,414
Posted By Underground

It was a great ride this year. Yeah it was...

It was a great ride this year. Yeah it was torture, but it was fun in its own way. I like a good challenge. :)

I posted in my blog a more in-depth review of this years ride.
Forum: Texas
04-21-12, 04:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,414
Posted By Underground

See you all out on the road!

See you all out on the road!
Forum: Texas
04-20-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,414
Posted By Underground

^^^^Yeah I saw that this morning. 5mph on Sunday...

^^^^Yeah I saw that this morning. 5mph on Sunday is nice.

I will have a decent headwind from my house heading to Brookshire. That is ok though.

I do hope to conserve the best I can so I will...
Forum: Texas
04-18-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,414
Posted By Underground

My friend better be in shape. He just got a new...

My friend better be in shape. He just got a new Roubaix, and he states it is super fast. We shall see. He got a 4-5lb lighter bike, while I have the same bike but I have lost 20lbs. We shall see...
Forum: Texas
04-14-12, 11:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,414
Posted By Underground

I am curious about the weather this year. I...

I am curious about the weather this year. I won't hold my breath until about Wednesday this week.

The big questions I have, if the forecast has rain or shine, and what direction/how strong the...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,648
Posted By Underground

That bike is the poster child for hotness.

That bike is the poster child for hotness.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-12, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Underground

Typically, most people who would steal a bike...

Typically, most people who would steal a bike would not be bothered by sitting on a patio sipping coffee. I would possibly do the same thing. A lot depends on appearance, how the person carries...
04-13-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,555
Posted By Underground

I don't have kids and I use mine as my main ride....

I don't have kids and I use mine as my main ride. If I am going anywhere that isn't a training ride or an off-road trail, the Transport is the bike I take.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,524
Posted By Underground

Depends on the size of said stick. My Trek...

Depends on the size of said stick.

My Trek Transport isn't exactly a capable bunny hop machine.
04-12-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By Underground

My Incredibell finally made it on the bike. My...

My Incredibell finally made it on the bike. My wife thinks it is funny that I put a bell on my bike. I told her, when I ride the local bike path, it is much easier to simply move my thumb slightly...
04-12-12, 01:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,555
Posted By Underground

I agree, my long tail would be the last bike to...

I agree, my long tail would be the last bike to go.
Forum: Texas
04-11-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,414
Posted By Underground

Just remember to go your own pace. It will be...

Just remember to go your own pace. It will be especially important for you due to the lack of sleep. Being sleep deprived, I would suggest not getting on a wheel. I know my reaction time is...
04-10-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By Underground

What have you done to your cargo bike lately?

Luckily the guys at the LBS were awesome enough to add on the BB7 brakes out back.

I just added a rear fender today.
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt88/NinjaMan2007/e1ac6f56.jpg


I...
04-10-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 151,122
Posted By Underground

Took my roadie to the LBS today. I don't have a...

Took my roadie to the LBS today. I don't have a stand to true the wheels, so I decided to pay $30 to get that done, the brakes cleaned, lubing the cables, and the drivetrain clean and adjusted.
...
Forum: Texas
04-10-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,414
Posted By Underground

I did a 63 mile ride this past Monday. I am done...

I did a 63 mile ride this past Monday. I am done with long rides. Easy stuff (mainly only running errands) from here on out. Nothing hard, just keeping the legs moving. I start taking it easy, no...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By Underground

^^^^^ Hahahahahaha Truth at its best.

^^^^^

Hahahahahaha Truth at its best.
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